Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Leadership and Research in Education

The journal offers an academic forum for scholarly discussions of education, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership theory, and policy studies in order to elucidate effective practices for classrooms, schools, and communities.

The mission of the OCPEA journal is to not only publish high quality manuscripts on various political, societal, and policy-based issues in the field of education, but also to provide our authors with opportunities for growth through our extensive peer review process.  We encourage graduate students, practitioners, and early career scholars to submit manuscripts as well as senior faculty and administrators.  We accept quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and action research based approaches as well as non-traditional and creative approaches to educational research and policy analysis, including the application of educational practices.

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA is a refereed online journal published twice yearly since the inaugural edition in 2014 for the Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration (OCPEA). The journal will be listed in the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE), and will be catalogued in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database.

Editorial Board

  • Jennifer Martin, University of Mount Union; Senior Co-Editor
  • Kathy Crates, University of Findlay; Senior Co-Editor
  • Karen Beard, Ohio State University
  • Jane Beese, Youngstown State University
  • Jim Connell, Ursuline College
  • Grant Hambright, Wright State University
  • Barb Hansen, Muskingum University

Accessing the Journal

Access the journal, Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA hosted on the NCPEA web site. Look for OCPEA Volume 1 (October 2014) and Volume 2 (August 2015).

Call for Papers and Publication Information

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA accepts original manuscripts detailing issues facing teachers, administrators, schools, including empirically based pieces, policy analysis, and theoretical contributions.

Submissions must include a one hundred word abstract and five key words. Send one electronic copy of the manuscript to the editor using MS Word as well as a signed letter by the author(s) authorizing permission to publish the manuscript.  Additionally, a separate cover page must be included containing the article title, author name(s), professional title(s), highest degree(s) obtained, institutional affiliation(s), email address(es), telephone and FAX numbers.  Only the article title should appear on the subsequent pages to facilitate a triple-blind reviewing of the manuscript.  Submissions should be approximately 15-20 pages including references. Submissions must align to the standards of the APA Manual (6th ed.).  Submissions must be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font with one inch margins on all sides, each page numbered. 

Call for Papers (PDF)

Submitting Papers

To submit materials for consideration, send one electronic copy of the manuscript and all of the additional requested information (detailed above) to the Senior Co-Editors at: ocpeajournal@gmail.com

General Submission Guidelines

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA accepts original manuscripts detailing issues facing teachers, administrators, schools, including empirically based pieces, policy analysis, and theoretical contributions.

General areas of focus are provided within the Call for Papers document.